It’s something that it is easy to take for granted, until you hear the stories of those who can’t.
In Haiti, many mothers fear for their childrens’ safety as they send them out for water. The best source of water may be half a mile away, at the bottom of a ravine. Even when the children come back safely, mothers still fear drinking the water, which is most likely contaminated.
In rural Haiti, good water is often as deep as 300 feet below the surface – this means a well can easily cost $10,000. We drill community wells in safe, public spaces – most often on church property. When people come to collect water, they will listen to songs of praise ringing out from the church. The wells we provide supply more than clean water to the communities, they point the way to living water.
In addition to wells, we have also installed rainwater collection systems and purification systems where needed.
There is always a need for more clean water projects, the only thing lacking is the funding to make them a reality.
Check out our interactive map of clean water projects.
“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.'” John 4:13-14